Foreign Affairs Editorial Internship

Posted On: January 26, 2012

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Foreign Affairs

Company Description

Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.

Job Description

Foreign Affairs is now accepting applications for its Academic Year Internship.

The internship is a full-time paid position offering an exceptional training in serious journalism. The length of the internship is one year, beginning in July or August. The intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Interns are involved in all aspects of the editorial process—editing, proofreading, evaluating manuscripts, research, fact-checking, and production work.

Eligibility: Previous interns have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English language.

To Apply

Deadline: Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year internship must be postmarked by February 17, 2012. We do not accept applications by e-mail.

Requirements: Cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and three writing samples (5 pages or less per sample for a potential total of 15 pages). Please send all materials to:

Editorial Internships
Foreign Affairs
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

Interviews: Finalists will be interviewed in person. The volume of applicants makes it impossible for us to give informational interviews.

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